near Battambang / Cambodia · 2015   rusty tears of a smiling Buddha

  

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glimpse: LITTLE GIRL AT TA PROHM TEMPLE | At Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia's Angkor region nature stands its ground and takes back whatever inch has slipped human care. From tiny plants, growing in the cracks of the long abandoned quarters, to huge trees sprawling all over the walls, the site is an astonishing symbiosis of nature and architecture. A girl with a yellow t-shirt and four security guards with blue shirts lend colors the temple's stone hadn't known before.

 

glimpse: MANGROVE REIGN | Walking deeper into the mangrove forest, an eerie atmosphere fell into step. The tangled roots, so exposed by the low water level, reached with desperately long fingers for the muddy ground, where black crabs created the impression of a moving floor. Intercepted by dense clouds and foliage, few sunrays survived the journey into the thicket, which forbade the safe passage of creatures that didn’t belong. Humans had invited themselves in with a boardwalk, but there was no place for mammals in this realm and everything beyond the narrow pathway was under the mangroves’ reign.

 

glimpse: NECTAR & ROCKET FUEL | Her eyes were tied to the horizon, sucking it in, feeding her hunger for substantial existential beauty, quenching her thirst for natural native aesthetics and a home within herself. And when the eyes were full and the brain soaked, the view, ferrying a notion, trickled down her spine, esophagus and aorta, into her innermost, sweet and guilt-free nectar enriched with rocket fuel. And for a moment she flew away and beyond, and everything, every little and big thing outside her moment, settled for oblivion gladly.

Rain merely adds to the beauty.

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Battambang/ Cambodia · 2015

Bokor Hill Station, Kampot/ Cambodia · 2015   It doesn't seem like there was ever a hand dealt there. It looks like they abandoned the casino before it was even finished.

 

Koh Rong/ Cambodia · 2015   They named it Lonely Beach, and, situated on the far end of the island, tucked away from the tourist village, that's exactly what it is.

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

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Angkor Wat / Cycling the Temple Abundance
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Battambang / Beautiful Rain & Egg Fetuses
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Kampot / Ghost Towns - from Failure to Sightseeing
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Koh Kong / Motorcycle Beginnings
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Koh Rong - Starry Plankton Nights
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Angkor Wat / Cycling the Temple Abundance

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Battambang / Beautiful Rain & Egg Fetuses

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Kampot / Ghost Towns - from Failure to Sightseeing

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Koh Kong / Motorcycle Beginnings

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Koh Rong - Starry Plankton Nights

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Phnom Penh / Surrealist Canvas

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